Panda Birth Prompts Exuberant Tweeting

In lieu of cards, panda lovers send tweets.

By: Carol Ross Joynt

It’s no surprise that the National Zoo’s news of a panda birth was greeted with exuberance on Twitter. The postings of congratulations have been nonstop since the announcement early Monday morning. The trend, of course, is to praise the mother, Mei Xiang, on her second successful birth after five pseudopregnancies. Also there’s some curiosity about names. Here’s a random sampling of the panda-monium on Twitter.